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3D Riveter Tool 1/72 "PLH - Black Line" (0.50mm)

Published: January 25, 2023
Company: UMM-USA

This is a new riveting tool from UMM-USA and adds to its growing line of modeling tools. The single wheel tool allows you to emboss fine rivet lines on plastic, resin, soft wood, and thin metal sheets. The black handle, about the thickness of a Bic pen, fit well in my hand and was comfortable to use.

I experimented with the tool on several different types of styrene and an old plastic… more

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Micro Keyhole Resin Saw w/Push Blade (1 mm)

Published: January 25, 2023
Company: UMM-USA

This is a new tool that was added to UMM-USA’s line of modeling tools this fall. The tool consists of a thin double-edged saw blade and black plastic handle. It is intended to be used with resin parts and thin styrene.

The tool is used similar to a full-sized keyhole saw. While it can be used like a standard saw, cutting from the edge in, its principal use is to cut a hole inside a… more

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Micro Hook Scriber MHS-V1 (SM)

Published: January 10, 2023
Company: UMM-USA

This is a new scribing tool that was added to UMM-USA’s line of modeling tools this fall. The fine chisel point allows the tool to be used either to clean out or sharpen existing panel lines or create new ones. The hook point has a nice sharp triangular point that easily cuts through plastic and allows you to adjust the depth and cutting angle by moving your hand.

The textured handle… more

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Real to Replica: Wild Weasels – Defense Suppression & Electronic Warfare Aircraft

Published: December 24, 2022
Book Author(s): Andy Evans & Stephen J. Di Nucci
Company: Phoenix Scale Publications

This is the third volume of Phoenix Scale Publications Real to Replica series and focuses on “Wild Weasel” and other air defense suppression and electronic warfare aircraft.

While the suppression of enemy air defenses probably started as soon as ground forces realized they could shoot back at the aircraft that were bombing or harassing them, it did not really come into its own until… more

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F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet in Action

Published: December 15, 2022
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: David Doyle Books

Squadron’s in Action series is back!

This volume covers the F/A-18 Hornet, Super Hornet and the E/A-18G Growler and it was one of the pending titles that had been announced before the Squadron Shop went into bankruptcy and its assets were auctioned off a couple of years ago.

The book follows the familiar “In Action” format starting with a brief history of the development of the… more

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F-14 Tomcat in Action

Published: December 15, 2022
Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: David Doyle Books

This volume covers the F-14 Tomcat and is one of the new books recently released in connection with the return of Squadron Signal Publishing.

The book follows the familiar “In Action” format starting with a brief history of the development of the F-14 Tomcat, from the initial prototypes up through the production versions: the F-14A, F-14A+/B, and F-14D. Doyle also includes a brief… more

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Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East - Volume 1: Israel and Jordan 1948-1989

Published: November 8, 2022
Book Author(s): Martin Smisek
Company: Helion & Company

The book is volume 39 of Helion & Company’s Middle East @ War series and, as noted in the title, is the first volume of its coverage of Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East. It examines the re-birth of the Czechoslovakian arms production business in the aftermath of World War II and Czechoslovakia’s first attempts to find a market for its products

Even prior to World War II… more

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SBD, A-24 Dauntless Landing Gear (Hasegawa)

Published: November 8, 2022
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This set is designed to provide replacement parts for the Hasegawa/Hobby 2000 SBD Dauntless kits. The package includes two complete sets of gear, consisting of the two main gear struts and two options for the tail wheel assembly – one with the small hard rubber tire used for carrier operations and the other a larger pneumatic tail wheel used for shore-based operations by Navy and Marine… more

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Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East - Volume 2: Syria 1948-1989

Published: November 6, 2022
Book Author(s): Martin Smisek
Company: Helion & Company

The book is volume 34 of Helion & Company’s Middle East @ War series and, as noted in the title, is the second volume of its coverage of Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East focusing on arms exports to Syria between 1948 and 1989.

Starting in the mid-1950’s and continuing up to the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in 1989, Syria was one of the prime customers of the Czech arm… more

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Sanding Sticks – Medium Grit

Published: October 17, 2022
Company: Squadron Products

This set includes 5 medium (280) grit sanding sticks. To help those of us who are visually oriented, the sanding sticks are a nice orange color, which will help distinguish them from Squadron’s other sanding sticks quickly as each grit is a different. The sanding sticks have a nice thick piece of styrene in the center of each stick to give them some rigidity, which I found useful when sanding… more